Winners of 75th Golden Globes: Lady Bird, James Franco
08 Jan, 2018
The 75th Golden Globe® Awards took place Sunday, January 7 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. The awards ceremony saw a slew of female stars dressed in black, some in pant suits and many spoke out in support of the Times Up and Me Too movement that has been sweeping Hollywood and beyond in full support of women’s rights—making a public statement against sexism and sexual harassment.
The night’s honorees included Saoirse Ronan who was awarded BEST ACTRESS ‑ MOTION PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY for Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut, “Lady Bird,” which won overall BEST MOTION PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY. In her acceptance speech, Gerwig thanked her “beautiful cast, the goddesses Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalfe” whom she described as “incredible.”
Allison Janney, who took home BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS ‑ MOTION PICTURE award for “I’Tonya” exclaimed in her acceptance speech: “None of us are here if it weren’t for great scripts. And I certainly wouldn’t be standing here tonight if it weren’t for a great friend who wrote a great script and insisted I be in it. Mr. Steven Rogers thank you for this very distinctive, unique mother of a character…Margot, thank you for your unbelievable brave, fearless portrayal of Tonya. You set the bar for everyone.”
BEST ACTOR ‑ MOTION PICTURE, MUSICAL, OR COMEDY was won by James Franco ‑ for “The Disaster Artist.” Franco thanked his long-time friend and collaborator Seth Rogen whom he’s known since “Freaks and Geeks,” as well as spoke highly of his other collaborator, his brother Dave Franco—calling Dave his very “own Coen brother.”
And “The Shape of Water” director Guillermo Del Toro was awarded BEST DIRECTOR ‑ MOTION PICTURE and BEST ACTOR ‑ MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA was granted to Gary Oldman for “Darkest Hour.”
Furthermore, Nicole Kidman, won the Golden Globe for Best Actress ‑ Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for TV for “Big Little Lies,” (HBO) Laura Dern won BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS ‑ SERIES/ LIMITED SERIES/ TV MOVIE for “Big Little Lies” (HBO) as well. And “Big Little Lies” (HBO) was the winner of BEST TELEVISION LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION.
And Elisabeth Moss won BEST ACTRESS TV SERIES, DRAMA for “The Handmaid’s Tale”. Further, Ewan McGregor won BEST ACTOR ‑ LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION for “Fargo.”
Additionally, Oprah Winfrey was honored with the CECIL B. DEMILLE AWARD speaking out against sexual abuse and uplifting women of all age, race and class reinforcing the importance of the maintaining hopeful for the future: “hope for a brighter morning, even during our darkest nights. So I want all the girls watching here now to know that a new day is on the horizon.”